Clareos, a software company that created the first comprehensive enterprise platform for on-demand analysis of multi-terabyte datasets, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved the issuance of patent 6879984, awarded in 2005, for the Clareos CrossCut analytical software.

The patent covers a variety of techniques used within the Clareos platform that generate up to 50x faster performance over traditional relational database technologies used within strategic business intelligence applications. Clareos uses a columnar data representation with unique compression algorithms that are optimized for large-volume data queries and disk I/O efficiency. To achieve maximum performance, Clareos is the first technology company to maintain compression throughout the entire query operation process, a significant breakthrough enabling on-demand analysis of multi-terabyte datasets.

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